Comments deleted by moderators are also visible only to moderators (and the OP). Yes email feedback; this functionality doesn't exist yet but we will implement it if we find there are several instances where it's necessary.Also the new voting controls for replies (including downvoting and reporting), along with the new design, is ready and will go live very early tomorrow morning.
Hey, i have a question, Do you get Up vote for upvoting Replies?
So replies will only be able to be downvoted, not upvoted?
Honestly, there's two main things that make it such a big change for everyone.1 - The idea that if the thing you are about to post is about what someone else said, it should be a reply. But if it's about the item on the page, then it should be a new comment.Nothing stops you from just making another comment and referencing some other comment, just like before.2 - The conversion from one system into the other on a site this big with this many comments and replies was bound to cause a lot of difficulty reading. The most annoying to me is a highly rated and useful reply on a low rated or even deleted comment.Once people learn the differences between comments and replies, this will happen less often, but it sucks for all the old comments in the system.~Most of my concerns with this system has been addressed, with the one exception being how those who choose to use the default 'sort by rating' get notified of new and upvote-worthy comments on a page that already has a lot of highly rated (yet maybe out of date or recently turned incomplete) comments?Some way of giving emphasis to posts that are from the current patch to give them the chance to receive some ratings (either upvotes or downvotes) would be good.Sorting the page by rating is great when every post has been rated a sufficient number of times for it to deserve its rank and placement on the page. Comments that have not had the chance to receive a sufficient number of ratings suffer thereby.
This post was from a user who has deleted their account.
This whole issue boils down to "the ratings don't put the comments I find most useful on the top".This is unrelated to the overhaul of the comment system and is really just confusing matters by being posted here.However, there is something very important that I cannot stress enough. If you don't vote on comments then you can not expect the ratings to reflect what you find important. The user who brought up the Witch-Hunter's Harvester hadn't voted on any comments on that item. They also had only ever voted on three comments.
I'm getting the same error when trying to downvote replies, I run Firefox 8.0.1 on mac OSX 10.6.8.I've been playing around with the comment sorting the past week, and I must say I find myself now using all options a lot, depending on what kind of info I am looking for :) I disliked the higest rated sorting by default, but I do like it's there and that it's so easy to switch between the three sorting options!I was going to suggest to change/remove the popup we get when downvoting a comment (asking to make a reply saying why you downvoted it), but it seems it doesn't pop up atm. Not sure if this is intended so I'll explain the suggestion just in case :) I've seen several replies already that for example complain that the same comment was posted on several pages, or simply saying something along the lines of 'this is a bad comment' and nothing more. These replies do not add anything to the site except clutter, but maybe the writers felt encouraged to write them because the popup asked them to.So if there is a popup, it could be a good idea to make it ask for a correction or additional info on the downrated comment subject instead.(& thanks again for doing so much with our feedback, really awesome!)
Just a point.My commenting style of the past is over. I used to try and comment to give counterpoints or a different point of view from the poster of the guide, or other posters about an item etc. However, these always get downvoted and I've deleted a few of them already.All the 'What an awesome guide, 5/5' comments all get upvoted all time so I think I'll start doing that instead.I really thought you wanted useful contributions though.Cheers.
I think you're misunderstanding things. With a comment like "great guide!" people will upvote in the same way as they might quote and say "this" on the forum. It's a simple agreement with the sentiment of someone's comment. I think there's probably a reasonable argument to suggest that ratings should be turned off for comments in the guide system but that discussion (like this one) really does not belong in this thread. The more we can keep the feedback in this thread focussed the easier it will be for people's feedback on it to be heard.